Accessibility links

Cyprus
# "The Guardian" is live blogging the many delays in the bailout vote
# Cyprus’ finance minister left Russia empty-handed

Iran
# "Al Jazeera" follows three Iranian wrestlers at the world youth championships
# Discussing sanctions on "HuffPost Live"

Russia
# "The Telegraph" interviews Sergei Magnitsky’s widow
# Edward Lucas on the stakes over Cyprus
# Xi Jinping has arrived in Russia

Azerbaijan
# Several rights groups decry the crackdown on NGOs in Azerbaijan

Iraq
# WATCH: Dexter Filkins discusses the story of an Armenian-Iraqi family, a U.S. Marine, and the killing of a family

Of Interest
# Skype may be leaking location info
# How foreign governments keep their lobbying efforts secret
# The Pew Center’s "State of the News Media 2013" report (a podcast discussing the report)

U.S. Politics
# The shifting political landscape on gay marriage in the U.S.

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RFE/RL In The Media

# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on internal strife in the Kremlin

International Press Review

Russia
# Memorial and hundreds of other NGOs were searched by security forces
# Capital outflows from Russia are way ahead of schedule
# Nikolai Kovalyov met with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin in Vienna in February
# "Russia Must Stand Up to EU Bullying on Cyprus" - Dmitry Afanasiev, "Moscow Times"
# Rosneft has completed its takeover of TNK-BP

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan's spy chief "secretly" visited Pakistan in December
# How the U.S. is abandoning Afghan women

RFE/RL Target Region
# "Iraqi Hope Dies Last" - Ayad Allawi, "Project Syndicate"
# The "Baghdad Bob" predictions that were at least kind of true
# "Work with Moscow in Central Asia" - Jeffrey Mankoff, "National Interest"

Cyprus
# Cypriot lawmakers have until Monday to approve the ECB deal
# It may be time for a Cyprexit
# Steve LeVine on natural gas in the Mediterranean

Syria
# The EU will debate arming Syria's rebels
# A top Sunni cleric in Syria was killed in a mosque with more than 40 other people

Of Interest
# How to be the best note-taker you can be
# "We Have the Newspapers We Deserve" - Douglas Murray, "The Wall St. Journal"
# UN: It's easier to find a phone than a toilet

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The long slog to a new policy on drones
# The assault weapons ban doesn't have much of a chance
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